Problem: Part A What name is given to the process by which water crosses a selectively permeable membrane? a) diffusion b) pinocytosisc) phagocytosisd) passive transport e) osmosis  Part B This cell is in a(n) ________ solution. a) hypotonicb) isotonicc) hypertonic d) hypertonic or isotonic e) hypotonic and isotonic Part C You know that this cell is in a(n)_______ solution because the cell ______. a) hypertonic .... lost water b) hypertonic .... gained waterc) hypotonic .... swelledd) hypotonic .... shrunke) isotonic .... neither lost nor gained wtaerPart DYou know that this cell is in a(n) ______ solution because it _______. a) hypotonic .... lysedb) hypertonic .... gained waterc) hypertonic .... lysedd) hypertonic solution .... lost watere) hypotonic ... is turgid

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Part A: Osmosis – movement of solvent molecules across a selectively-permeable membrane

– solvent molecules move from lower to higher solute concentration


Answer: e) Osmosis is the movement of water across a selectively permeable membrane.

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Part A 

What name is given to the process by which water crosses a selectively permeable membrane? 

a) diffusion 

b) pinocytosis

c) phagocytosis

d) passive transport 

e) osmosis  


Part B 

This cell is in a(n) ________ solution. 


a) hypotonic

b) isotonic

c) hypertonic 

d) hypertonic or isotonic 

e) hypotonic and isotonic 


Part C 

You know that this cell is in a(n)_______ solution because the cell ______. 

a) hypertonic .... lost water 

b) hypertonic .... gained water

c) hypotonic .... swelled

d) hypotonic .... shrunk

e) isotonic .... neither lost nor gained wtaer


Part D

You know that this cell is in a(n) ______ solution because it _______. 

a) hypotonic .... lysed

b) hypertonic .... gained water

c) hypertonic .... lysed

d) hypertonic solution .... lost water

e) hypotonic ... is turgid

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